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|Genres||Christian, southern gospel|
|Associated acts||Cathedral Quartet|
Legacy Five is a southern gospel quartet founded by former Cathedral Quartet members Roger Bennett and Scott Fowler after the owners of the Cathedral Quartet, Glen Payne and George Younce, decided to retire in 1999. Group members attribute their success to the changing face of gospel music and their willingness to adapt to it.[not verified in body]
Legacy Five's very first lineup consisted of tenor Josh Cobb, lead Scott Fowler, baritone Scott Howard, bass Glenn Dustin, and pianist Roger Bennett. Bennett supplied a fifth vocal part in some songs, but when he sang, it was mainly for verses.
The group enjoyed great success with their first album release, Strong In The Strength. The group's first Top 10 hit, "I Stand Redeemed", featured young tenor Josh Cobb. He won the Horizon Individual Award at NQC 2000, but he resigned from the group two days later, saying that he felt he wasn't really part of the group.
The group has experienced minimal turnover in membership, except for the tenor position. Josh Cobb left in 2000 and was replaced by Tony Jarman, who stayed with the group until 2004.
Tim Parton, a pianist who produced a number of the group's albums, joined the group on the road in October 2006 as a substitute for the ill Bennett. Following Bennett's death on March 17, 2007, from complications related to leukemia, Parton's "interim" tag was removed, as the group officially named him the regular pianist.
In September 2009, Frank Seamans announced his departure from Legacy Five due to his son's health issues. In October, his replacement, Gus Gaches, who previously sang with The LeFevre Quartet, was announced. Frank's last concert with Legacy Five was on December 26, 2009. On December 27, Gus started singing with the group.
In 2011, pianist Tim Parton left, and was replaced by Trey Ivey.
On July 12, 2012, bass singer Glenn Dustin resigned, and was replaced by Matt Fouch from Soul'd Out Quartet.
On August 26, 2015, Gus Gaches announced his departure due to several allergies and vocal fatigue. On October 8, Josh Feemster, formerly of Mercy's Mark, was named the new tenor for Legacy Five and started singing on November 2.
On April 21, 2017, pianist Trey Ivey announced his departure from Legacy Five to spend more time with his family and focus on his studio. He will continue travelling with the group until his replacement is found.
On June 17, 2017, Josh Townsend, from the Lefevre Quartet, announced on his personal Facebook profile that he was chosen to be Ivey's replacement.
They have been nominated for 40 Singing News Fan Awards, including Best Traditional Male Quartet in 2004 and have won or been nominated for an award nearly every year. At the 2004 Fan Awards, the group won in the categories of Traditional Quartet, Baritone, Bass and Pianist. At the 2005 Fan Awards, Frank Seamans won the Horizon Individual Award. At the 2007 Fan Awards, Roger Bennett was posthumously awarded Favorite Musician Award. He had won it 15 times in a row, and is the holder of the record for most consecutive such awards to date. Glenn Dustin also won Favorite Bass, and the group's Live In Music City album won Album of the Year. At the 2008 Fan Awards, the group won the Best Traditional Male Quartet Award one more time. At the 2010 Fan Awards, the Jubilee! project, by Legacy Five, Greater Vision and The Booth Brothers, won the Album of the Year Award.
One of their best-known songs, "Heroes of the Faith", was composed by Roger Bennett in honor of Glen Payne. "Yesterday's Preacher", from the A Little Taste of Heaven project, was recorded in honor of George Younce. "Hello After Goodbye", from their God's Been Good project, was recorded in honor of Roger Bennett.
Members (past and present)
- Roger Bennett (2000-2007)
- Tim Parton (2007-2011)
- Trey Ivey (2011-2017)
- Josh Townsend (2017-)
- Bass guitar
- Scott Fowler (2000-2005)
- Jordan Bennett (2005-2007)
Cathedrals Family Reunion members
(under the name "Cathedrals Remember The Music")
(under the name "Cathedrals Family Reunion")
|2000||Strong in the Strength||This was the group's first album, and it was a huge success.|
|Strong in the Strength Live||This album was also released on VHS and DVD.|
|Songs We Used to Sing||This album was a compilation of The Cathedrals' most famous songs recorded by Legacy Five.|
|2001||Heritage Vol. I||This was the first album with Tony Jarman as tenor.|
|Heroes of the Faith|
|2002||Heritage Vol. II||This album was also released on VHS and DVD.|
|2003||London||Legacy Five's first #1 song, "I Found Grace", was included on this album.|
|Live at the Palace||This album was recorded with Greater Vision. It was also released on VHS and DVD.|
|2004||Heritage Vol. III||Tony Jarman left Legacy Five shortly after his version of this album was released. Because of that, Legacy Five recorded it one more time with Frank Seamans as tenor.|
|Monuments||This is considered Seamans' first album with Legacy Five; it was never recorded with any other tenor.|
|Live at NQC 2004||This album was recorded live at the 2004 NQC, featuring songs recorded in their projects Monuments and A Capella. It was also released on VHS and DVD.|
|2005||A Little Taste of Heaven||Songs from this album were also featured on the group's 2007 release, 2006 Celebration: Friday Night Favorites!|
|2006||Live in Music City||This album was recorded live at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel, in Memorial Day 2006. It was awarded Album of the Year in 2007. It was also released on DVD.|
|2007||2006 Celebration: Friday Night Favorites!||This album was recorded live at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel, in Memorial Day 2006. It was Roger Bennett's last album with Legacy Five. Shortly after its release, he died. It was also released on DVD.|
|Know So Salvation||Roger Bennett started the development of this album, but he couldn't finish it. This was Tim Parton's first album with Legacy Five. It includes a new version of the song I Stand Redeemed, which was originally recorded featuring Josh Cobb in 2000, now featuring Seamans.|
|A Little Christmas||This was Legacy Five's first Christmas album. It was also released on DVD in 2010, with Gus Gaches as tenor.|
|2008||A Tribute to Roger||This album is a compilation of songs sung by Roger Bennett.|
|God's Been Good|
|God's Been Good Live||This album was recorded live at the 2008 NQC. It was also released on DVD.|
|2009||Decade: a Celebration of Our First Ten Years!||This album featured Legacy Five's huge successes, such as "Strong in The Strength", "I Found Grace", "Out of my Darkness" and many others with different arrangements.|
|Jubilee!||This album was recorded with The Booth Brothers and Greater Vision. It was also released on DVD.|
|Live at Oak Tree||This album was also released on DVD.|
|Just Stand||Frank Seamans left Legacy Five shortly after his version of this album was released, in 2009. Because of that, the group recorded it one more time with Gus Gaches as tenor in 2010.|
|Give the World a Smile||This album was a second compilation of The Cathedrals' most famous songs recorded by Legacy Five. It is considered Gaches' first album with the group; it was never recorded with any other tenor.|
|Jubilee! 2||This album was recorded with The Booth Brothers and Greater Vision. It was also released on DVD.|
|2011||A Wonderful Life||This is Trey Ivey's first album with Legacy Five.|
|2012||Jubilee! 3||This album was recorded with The Booth Brothers and Greater Vision. It was also released on DVD.|
|Count Your Blessings||This is Matt Fouch's first album with Legacy Five.|
|Jubilee! Christmas||This album was recorded with The Booth Brothers and Greater Vision. It was also released on DVD.|
|2013||On Tour||This album was recorded live during Legacy Five concerts in five different cities.|
|Jubilee! Christmas - A Capella||This album was recorded with The Booth Brothers and Greater Vision. It was also released on DVD.|
|Louisville Live||This album was recorded at the 2013 NQC. It was also released on DVD.|
|2014||Great Day||Legacy Five's #1 song "Christ is Still the King" was recorded on this album.|
|2015||Talkin' About Heaven||Gus Gaches left Legacy Five shortly after his version of this album was released. Because of that, the group recorded it one more time with Josh Feemster as tenor.|
|Jubilee! Christmas Again||This album was recorded with The Booth Brothers and Greater Vision. It was also released on DVD.|
|2016||Live at Daywind Studios||This album was also released on DVD. It is considered Feemster's first album with Legacy Five; it was never recorded with any other tenor.|
|In The Hands of a Carpenter|
|Messiah||This is Legacy Five's second Christmas album.|
|2017||Faith & Freedom||
||This is Josh Townsend's first album with Legacy Five, released on November 9, 2017. It includes a new version of the song God's Been Good, which was originally recorded featuring Tim Parton in 2008, now featuring Townsend.|
Charting songs (Top 80)
|2000||September||"I Stand Redeemed"||#6||Strong in the Strength|
|2001||January–February||"Strong in the Strength"||#26|
|October||"We Are Home"||#38|
|2002||March–April||"Heroes of the Faith"||#9||Heroes of the Faith|
|September||"I Found Grace"||#1||London|
|December||"It's Good to Know"||#16|
|October||"Not That You Died"||#21|
|2006||June||"Out of my Darkness"||#10|
|2007||May–June||"Strike Up the Band"||#4||Live in Music City|
|2008||January||"I've Been Changed"||#5|
|July||"Know So Salvation"||#9||Know So Salvation|
|2009||January||"Hello After Goodbye"||#10||God's Been Good|
|August||"In a Million Years"||#8|
|2010||May||"When They Found Nothing"||#32||Just Stand|
|October||"My Soul is Firmly Anchored"||#9|
|October||"We Shall See Jesus"||#10||Give the World a Smile|
|2012||April||"Ask Mw Why"||#11||A Wonderful Life|
|December||"I'm Still Amazed"||#5|
|2013||May||"There's Only One Well"||#12|
|2014||January||"Living in the Palace"||#10|
|August||"He Is to Me"||#9||Great Day|
|2015||March||"Christ Is Still The King"||#1|
|October||"Who Is This Man"||#12|
|2016||April||"That's a Hallelujah"||#5|
|2017||May||"Still"||#3||In the Hands of a Carpenter|
|September||"In the Hands of a Carpenter"||#26|
|2018||May||"I Trust the Cross"||#22|
|September||"Deep in my Heart"||#46|
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